UAE residents rejoice at cloudy skies, rain spell #Dubai

Residents in Al Ain and some remote areas around it got a brief respite from heat on Sunday when it rained heavily in the afternoon. However, a number of minor accidents were also reported across the country due to low visibility caused by dust storms and hazy weather.

Pedestrians cover their faces during sandstorm in Dubai on Sunday. -KT photo by Dhes Handumon
“It has been dusty and cloudy here since morning, but it started raining around 4pm. It has been very hot but now it is pleasant,” said Abdullah Siddique, a resident of Al Ain.
He also said he found it very difficult to see because of poor visibility caused by dust blowing near Al Khazna while driving from Al Wathba to Al Ain.   Another resident Abdul Malek said it was still raining until late evening in nearby areas around Jebel Hafeet.